Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Pita Pit opens in Virginia Beach

Pita Pit were recently featured in the Daily Press in an article titled, "Pita Pit opens in Virginia Beach". The article discusses how Anthony Rivera and his wife Tammy just opened up a new Pita Pit in Virginia Beach. The article also talks about how Anthony was looking for a healthy food option to open in the community and found Pita Pit while searching for a business to open. You can read the article here or begin below.

"Pita Pit opens in Virginia Beach"
By The Daily Press

Anthony Rivera and his wife Tammy just opened a new Pita Pit in Virginia Beach at 300 Constitution Drive.


Anthony Rivera and his wife Tammy just opened a new Pita Pit in Virginia Beach at 300 Constitution Drive. 

Anthony Rivera, whose family owns several local businesses, wanted to open a different business, according to a news release. After looking for a healthy food option to open in the community, Rivera found Pita Pit while searching for options online and started traveling to check out stores in Florida, Washington, D.C., and Williamsburg.





Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Entrée salads step into the spotlight

Pita Pit were recently featured in an article on Restaurant Hospitality in an article titled, "Entree salads step into the spotlight". The article is a trend piece about entree salads becoming more popular on the menu. It mentions how Pita Pit offers any of its pita's "Fork-style" to satisfy customers needs. Click here to read the entire article or check out a snippet below.

"Entree salads step into the spotlight"
By fsvoice


To satisfy customers who are attempting to cut down on carbohydrates or avoid gluten, the Pita Pit offers any of its pita sandwiches "Fork-style" without the pita, says Kevin Sanders, vice president of brand marketing for the Coeur d'Alene, Idaho-based fast-casual chain with 500 restaurants, mostly in Canada and the United States. Each salad is paired with its own unique sauce prepared by nationally branded suppliers.

Just as quests can build their own pita combinations, they also can customize their own salads, choosing from proteins, vegetables and cheese.

"We call it the personalization - you can make the pita exactly the way you want," Sanders says. "It can be light and healthy, or a little bit more decadent, if that is what you are looking for."

Click here to read the entire article.


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Try Tailgating with Sandwiches from the Pita Pit

Pita Pit's Carlos Serrano was recently featured in a segment on Fox Studio 10 Mobile titled, "Try Tailgating with Sandwiches from the Pita Pit". Carlos was in the Studio 10 kitchen showing viewers the different types of pitas that they can surprise their friends and family with at tailgating parties this football season. You can check out the video by clicking here or you can view below.


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Analyze this: The cost of counting calories

Pita Pit were recently featured in Restaurant Business Magazine in an article titled, "Analyze this: The cost of counting calories". The article focuses on how restaurants have had their menu analyzed for nutritional elements and discusses how Pita Pit has focused on nutritional content on its menu. You can read they full article by clicking here or you can begin below.

"Analyze this: The cost of counting calories"
By Amanda Baltazar



It's been four years since President Obama decreed, through the Affordable Care Act, that restaurants with 20 or more units list caloric information for standard menu items. The Food and Drug Administration is still finalizing the rules, but restaurants will have to contend with them any day now. How do you fit hefty menu analyses that can stretch over hundreds of SKUs into the budget. We asked several operators, who already have gone through the process to share what worked - and didn't work - for them.

Click here to read the full article.




Thursday, August 21, 2014

Tribe Square restaurants now on William and Mary meal plan

Pita Pit were recently featured in the Virginia Gazette about a deal being reached to add businesses in the Tribe Square complex to the College of William & Mary's meal plan. The article starts by going into details about the restaurants in the Tribe Square complex not being included in the College of William and Mary's student meal plan and the impact that has had on business. Click here to read the entire article or begin below.

"Tribe Square restaurants now on William and Mary meal plan"
By Steve Vaughan




WILLIAMSBURG - Ending nearly a year of uncertainty in which they feared for the future of their businesses, the four restaurants in Tribe Square adjacent to the campus will be allowed to participate in the college's expanded student meal plan.

When the new policy was adopted, it mandated participation in the plan for on-campus students and and that they use the meal plan for a majority of their meals - the restaurants saw their business fall off steeply last fall.

"We were down almost 50 percent," said Pita Pit Owner Kimberly Twine.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Pita Pit now open

Pita Pit were recently featured in The Sumter Item in an article titled, "Pita Pit now open". The article features franchise Ram Venkannagari and announces the opening of the Pita Pit in Sumter. You can click here to read the entire article or begin below.

"Pita Pit now open"
By Jim Hilley

Pita Pit, 1029 Broad St., Suite B., is now open. The restaurant was supposed to open mid-June, but problems with construction set the opening back to Friday.


Pita Pit, 1029 Broad St., Suite B., is now open. The restaurant was supposed to open mid-June, but problems with construction set the opening back to Friday.

Patience has finally paid off for Sumterites pining for the opening of the community's first Pita Pit at 1029 Broad St., Suite B. The popular restaurant, which promotes itself as a healthful alternative to fried fast foods, opened its doors at 10 a.m. Friday, two months after its much anticipated opening date in mid-June.

The owner had an explanation for why people's pita cravings remained unsatisfied.

Click here to read the entire article.








Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Pita Pit was the right fit.

Pita Pit were recently featured in the Las Vegas Sun/VegasINC in a story titled, "Pita Pit was the right fit". The article highlights franchisee Paul Sergi and the reasons why he joined the Pita Pit team. In the Q&A story, Paul provides answers to how he got into restaurants and discusses that his interest has always been cooking and researching recipes. You can click here to view the article or begin below.

"Pita Pit was the right fit"
By VEGAS INC staff

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Describe your business
We sell a healthy, quality product in a clean environment with exceptional customer service. We have a wide variety of vegetarian/vegan, breakfast (served all day) and lean meet pitas. We have a full line of smoothies and a Coke Freestyle beverage machine that dispenses over 120 flavors.

Who are your customers?
Our customers are anyone who wants a quick meal but doesn't want to eat 700 calories and 30 grams of fat. We believe people are tired of the high-fat, high-carb, zero-nutrition, fast lunch and dinner options like pizza, burgers and tacos.

Click here to read the entire article.